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Swype's time bomb must be defused

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Flavio
Posts: 26

Swype's time bomb must be defused

I would never have bought my Nokia C7 if it had not Swype. And yes, I installed the Beta, but it was promised that a 2.0 stable version would be released and then it would be the end. So far, so good, the beta worked fine, until it stopped working because of an internal time bomb.

 

On Nokia Web Labs and on the Skype Forum we can read that Nokia is working on the issue !? for more than one week now !? well well... how can it be so difficult... there is already a solution available on the net, for the ones who dare hack their phone...

 

And yes, I tried to reinstall Swype 1, but it is not working either. Someone is suggesting a soft reset, someone else said they tried that too but it didn't help.

 

I think it's too early to throw my phone, I have had it for less than 2 years. I know Nokia is in trouble, but troubles will grow if no attention is paid to existing customers. I have been loyal so far, but if a fix is not coming soon, I am also turning my back to Nokia.

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Flavio
Posts: 26

Re: Swype's time bomb must be defused

Thinking better... I was asking myself... How can it be? The answer is probably not technical, but financial... What if... Swype put the 'time bomb' as a security in case Nokia refused to pay for the last release? What if... Nokia and Swype are now using their (our) time in discussing how much the fix is going to cost? No matter what, the longer the waiting time, the worse will be the impact on Nokia's credibility and on its ability to retain its customers.

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adrianhughes
Posts: 10,021

Re: Swype's time bomb must be defused

Hi Flavio,

This has already been answered a million times before here on this forum, if you had searched for it. Swype development of the 2.0 beta was pretty much dead in the ground a couple of months before it was released on BetaLabs, and it never graduated to the Nokia Store. As development had moved on, and because Symbian is in maintenance mode, there will be no more updates to Symbian or a lot of Nokia-endorsed applications.

The 1.0 version in the Store works great, except for the lack of split-screen input, but all is well otherwise. It is simply something that lasted its time-span, and did well at it.

For reference, there is no Swype for Windows Phone or any alternatives because it simply isn't needed because of the great typing experience on the in-built keyboard.
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Mobile Overlord
aspergerguy
Posts: 10,000

Re: Swype's time bomb must be defused

Swype has moved on from 19/10/12 issue, although solution probably applies to users whose warranty has expired:http://discussions.nokia.com/t5/Nseries-and-Symbian-Smartphones/Problems-with-swype-on-Belle-FP2/m-p...

Happy to have helped forum with a Support Ratio = 42.5

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